Tyler Blackburn

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Tyler Blackburn
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Born Tyler Jordon Blackburn[1]
(1986-10-12) October 12, 1986 (age 28)
Burbank, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Singer
Years active 2005–present

Tyler Jordon Blackburn (born October 12, 1986) is an American actor and singer. He is known for his roles as Jesse Pratt in Peach Plum Pear and as Caleb Rivers on the hit ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars and its spin-off, Ravenswood.[2]

Early life[edit]

Blackburn was born in Burbank, California. He has three brothers and a sister.[3] He is of English, Welsh, Czech, Swedish and Cherokee descent.[4]

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

Blackburn began performing in 2002 and appeared on the series Unfabulous on Nickelodeon. In the following year he was a teacher in the short film The Doers of Coming Deeds. In 2005, he made a cameo in the film Next of Kin[disambiguation needed]. In 2007, Blackburn appeared in Cold Case and Rock ville CA, a webseries launched by Josh Schwartz. In 2010, he appeared on Days of Our Lives, Gigantic, and was also in the independent film Peach Plum Pear.[5]

In October 2010, Blackburn was cast in a recurring role as Caleb Rivers in the TV series Pretty Little Liars.[6] He was upgraded to series regular for the third season starting in the summer of 2012.[7] In March 2011, he joined the cast of the NBC comedy pilot Brave New World,[8] which was not picked up to series.

Blackburn also starred as Pete in the six-episode webseries Wendy, a project developed by Alloy Entertainment and Macy's that premiered on September 15, 2011.[9]

In 2012, he starred in drama Hiding alongside Ana Villafañe, Jeremy Sumpter, Dean Armstrong and Dan Payne.

In May 2013, it was announced that Blackburn was joining the cast of Pretty Little Liars '​s spin-off Ravenswood.[10]

Music[edit]

For his role in Alloy Entertainment webseries Wendy, Blackburn recorded a song that was released on August 15, 2011.[11]

He recorded another song for the ABC Family television show, Secret Life of the American Teenager.[12]

He recorded Find A Way in 2012 and the song played while he was starring as Caleb Rivers in Pretty Little Liars

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2006 The Doers of Coming Deeds Solly Katz Short
2005 Next of Kin French student
2010 Peach Plum Pear Jesse Pratt
2012 Hiding Jesse Main role
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Unfabulous Nathan 2 episodes
2009 Cold Case Foster / Jeff Feldman 1 episode
Rockville, CA Spencer 1 episode
2010 Days of Our Lives Ian 17 episodes
Gigantic Echo 1 episode
2011 Wendy Pete Web series
2011–present Pretty Little Liars Caleb Rivers Recurring Role (Seasons 1-2)

Main Role (Seasons 3-) Choice Summer TV Star: Male (2014)

2013-2014 Ravenswood Lead role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2014 Teen Choice Awards "Choice Summer TV Star: Male" Pretty Little Liars Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Gandhi, Neha. "Exclusive Interview: PLL's Tyler Blackburn". Seventeen. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ Erica. "Pretty Little Liars - Fan Q&A With Tyler Blackburn". ABC Family. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ Erica (June 6, 2012). "Chatting with Tyler Blackburn from Pretty Little Liars". ABC Family. 
  5. ^ Alcala, Natalie (December 3, 2012). "Tyler Blackburn on 'Pretty Little Liars,' Female Fans, & His Soap Opera Past". Bullettmedia.com. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ Reiher, Andrea (October 8, 2010). "'Pretty Little Liars' Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell on new bad boy Caleb". Zap2it. Retrieved August 23, 2011. 
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (January 30, 2012). "'Pretty Little Liars': Tyler Blackburn Promoted to Series Regular (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 31, 2012. 
  8. ^ Masters, Megan (March 23, 2010). "Pilot Scoop: Pretty Little Stud Braves New World". TVLine. Retrieved August 23, 2011. 
  9. ^ "‘Wendy’ Starring Tyler Blackburn & Meaghan Martin". Clevvertv.com. August 12, 2011. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  10. ^ Johnson, Zach (May 1, 2013). "Tyler Blackburn Starring in Pretty Little Liars Spinoff Ravenswood". UsMagazine.com. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  11. ^ Graser, Marc (August 12, 2011). "'Wendy' gets some retailtherapy". Variety. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  12. ^ Pleasant, Maranda (January 15, 2013). "Interview with Tyler Blackburn from Pretty Little Liars &#124". Originmagazine.com. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 

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